Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft



The Skilled-Labor Wage Premium and Falling Middle-Class Fortunes

Trade, Technology, or Demand?

Professor Markusen from the University of Colorado at Boulder will hold a speech in Tuebingen on october 17.

Two hundred years ago, in 1817, the University of Tübingen founded what later became the School of Business and Economics. In the same year, David Ricardo published his influential book "On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation", in which he developed the concept of comparative advantage. To celebrate both events, the School of Business and Economics at the University of Tuebingen has invited

Prof. James R. Markusen, PhD, from the University of Colorado at Boulder, for the lecture:

The Skilled-Labor Wage Premium and Falling Middle-Class Fortunes:
Trade, Technology, or Demand?

Tuesday, 17 October, 2017, 6:15 p.m.

at Großer Senat, Neue Aula, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, Tuebingen.

James R. Markusen is a professor of economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is among the leading scholars world-wide in the field of international trade. Over the last 25 years his work has concentrated on the location, production, and welfare effects of large-scale firms and multinational corporations. His work is published in top scholarly journals, and many years of work researching multinational firms culminated in his book entitled “Multinational Firms and the Theory of International Trade”, published in 2002 by MIT-Press, that is a classic in the field now. He has also worked on export-platform foreign direct investment, fragmentation and selection and learning effects in multinational firms. His most recent work explores how demand shifts due to rising incomes help explain empirical and policy puzzles.